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Major Description

Researches the buildings and the built environment which human beings inhabit, architecture is a comprehensive discipline which aims to summarize the experience gained from the process of building activities, study the rules and methods of this, and create proper form and spatial environment which could meet human beings’ needs and aesthetic standards. As a combination of science and art, engineering and humanities, the major of Architecture contains characters of both fields. This professional field includes majors of Architectural Design, Architectural History, Architectural Technology, Urban Design, Interior Design and Architectural Preservation, which composites the domain of human’s environment altogether with areas of urban and rural planning and landscape architecture.

Research areas

Architectural Design and Theory, Urban Design and Theory, Architecture History and Theory, Architecture Technology Science.

Training characteristics and objective

To train the students to master architecture theory and basic knowledge system as well as design skills, obtain higher creative way of thinking and academic ability, acknowledge fundamental history and current situation of the discipline, obtain independent ability to carry out architectural design and research, become inter-disciplinary architectural design talent with potential abilities for higher level of research and design.

Employment Areas

Participating architectural design and research in various kinds of architectural design institutions, urban planning and design institutions; devoting on working areas such as management, education, development, consulting in construction policy and management departments, real estate development company, construction departments, supervisor departments. Graduates could also choose to carry on Ph.D study as other choices.

Major Modules

Architectural Design and Theory(1), Architectural Design and Theory(2), Architecture Theory, Architecture Critics, Discrepancy of the Chinese and Western Architectural Culture, Urban Design, Architectural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Architecture Design and Theory, etc.

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